EFFINGHAM -- HSHS St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital will host its next monthly "Walk With a Doc" walking program at 9 a.m. Saturday at the TREC Trail.

Walkers should meet in the Effingham Performance Center parking lot. For those unable to walk on the trail, a doctor will be available to walk with them in the EPC parking lot.

Participants will walk with Dr. Ryan Jennings, who is St. Anthony’s chief medical officer, and other health care professionals, who will provide support to the walkers and answer questions during the walk.

This is a free program, and pre-registration is not required. Walks will be held monthly on the third Saturday of each month. When there is inclement weather, the walks will be held at the Village Square Mall.

For cases of inclement weather, check the hospital’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/StAnthonysMemorialHospital or listen to local radio stations for notices about cancellation or changes in location.

“Walk With a Doc” was created by Dr. David Sabgir, a cardiologist who practices at Mount Carmel Health Systems in Columbus, Ohio. He has been walking every weekend since 2005. The expansion and support of the program is thanks to Anthem Blue Cross/Blue Shield.

For more information about St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital, visit St. Anthony’s website at stanthonyshospital.org. To learn more about the Walk With a Doc program, visit walkwithadoc.org.

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